Search for hit and run driver continues

July 22, 2009 4:24:14 PM PDT
Lower Merion Police were asking motorists for help in tracking down the driver who slammed into a boy riding a bicycle then fled the scene. Lower Merion police were back at the scene of the accident one week later.

This time they were handing out leaflets.

They are hoping someone will be able to lead them to the driver who left a 13-year-old boy for dead on the side of the road.

"it does appear that way and that's why we want so badly to find this woman," Sgt. Gene Pasternak said.

The boy was riding his bike on New Gulph Road just past the intersection with Morris Road when he was hit.

He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Andrew Webb was there seconds after it happened.

At first he didn't realize the driver kept going.

"I don't know how anyone could do that without feeling sick to their stomach right afterwards. I hope she'll turn herself in eventually, but I don't think she'll get away with it," Webb said.

Witnesses say the driver pulled into a driveway and then out the other end onto Morris Road. She was later seen in several nearby neighborhoods, which leads police to believe she may be local.

"We're focusing on the possibility it is a local vehicle or it is being hidden somewhere locally, in a garage or under a tarp," Pasternak said.

Police believe the car is a tan or light gold Volvo XC-70 like this, but they are not ruling out similar station wagons.

The driver is a thin woman about 40 years old with almost shoulder length hair with some gray in it.

The victim is out of the hospital and on the road to recovery back at home.

The police won't let up, however, until they find this dangerous driver and get her off the road.